My name is Sonny!

Shar Pei/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Iroquois, Illinois - Sonny
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Iroquois County Animal Rescue

Facts about Sonny

  • Breed: Shar Pei/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9153166

On September 11th, 2015 Sonny was hit by a car in Chicago and taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control.  He sat there for almost a week.....his euthanasia date was set but that didn't stop ICARe president Margaret from doing everything possible to save his life.  After many, many phone calls and emails we got Sonny to safety and more importantly to see the vet!  Tests were done showing a spinal cord injury that will not heal.  Sonny had no use of his back legs.  He also could not urinate on his own so his bladder had to be expressed manually.   Let me tell you how amazing this dog is. He can now urinate on his own AND even more amazing is Sonny is getting therapy and regaining the function in his back legs. He can take several steps and stand on his own! Sonny has some wheels to help him get around on longer walks as his front end is very strong and he is perfectly capable of going all over!  Sonny needs a special, special forever home.  A family that will love him and treat him like a king.  

About Iroquois County Animal Rescue

About Our Shelter...

Iroquois County Animal Rescue is a TRUE no-kill shelter which serves Iroquois County, IL and Newton County, IN. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization which recieves no local, state, or county funding and subsists SOLELY on donations from private citizens and generous contributors like you. Our IL facility houses cats ONLY, and many of our dogs are housed in foster care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Public viewing of our adoptable cats is 3 days a week from 11am to 5pm at the Iroquois, IL facility on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, CLOSED Monday through Thursday, or by special appointment. Please call the shelter at 815-429-4028 (during business hours) to confirm the location of a specific pet before driving out, as some of our pets are housed in foster homes. Iroquois Co. Animal Rescue's Main Office is located at 100 NW Lincoln, Iroquois, IL 60945. Iroquois is located 12 minutes outside of Watseka, IL.

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adopters must fill out an adoption application, possess a drivers license or State ID, and include a vet reference. Renters MUST include a phone number where their landlord can be reached. Same day adoptions are available in some cases. All animals available for adoption are already de-wormed, spayed/neutered, vaccinated for Rabies, twice vaccinated for Distemper, FIV/FeLV test for cats, Heartworm test for dogs and microchipped. Our adoption fees are as follows: Adult cats $80; Kittens $90; Purebred kittens $100, All dogs $125 for residents of IL and IN. Dog adoptions for residents of other states are $250. A gas fee of $25 will be assessed to adopters who require a home inspection and require a drive time of more than 40 minutes from Watseka, IL. Home inspections are required for dogs who require a fenced in yard, and for applicants who do not posses a solid veterinary history.